Dr. Richard Thripp’s Endorsement of Mr. John Navarra, Democrat for Florida House District 28

John Navarra is a veteran social studies teacher, labor union leader, and lifelong Democrat. He is a dedicated volunteer who cares deeply about the well-being of marginalized and downtrodden individuals and communities. He works diligently to advocate for them and produce positive change throughout Daytona Beach and Volusia County. He is a true local who graduated from Spruce Creek High School and has lived and worked in Volusia County for most of his life.

John is a dear friend of Kristy and I. He volunteered enthusiastically for the campaigns of Barack Obama for President, Nancy Soderberg for Congress, Richard Thripp for Congress, and Patrick Henry for Florida House, sacrificing nights and weekends during the school year to knock on doors and virtually connect with voters. He is an intellectual and activist powerhouse in numerous areas including local, statewide, national, and foreign policy, and his accomplishments include being the principal author of the Democratic National Committee’s 2008 party platform plank on foreign policy in Africa.

John will advocate for a progressive agenda that helps struggling Floridians. He is already a prominent figure in our community and his impact will only be magnified by his candidacy, and by his office as a member of the Florida House of Representatives once we elect him. I am volunteering for and donating to John’s campaign and encourage others to do the same. John Navarra has my strongest endorsement for Florida House of Representatives, District 28.

– Dr. Richard Thripp
Former Chair of the Volusia County Democratic Party
Forner Candidate for United States House of Representatives
Advisory Board Member, Progressive Democrats of America Central Florida Chapter